Antrim unchanged for Ulster decider

Antrim manager Liam Bradley has named the same team that beat Cavan for Sunday's Ulster SFC final against All-Ireland champions Tyrone in Clones (throw-in 2pm).

Antrim manager Liam Bradley has named the same team that beat Cavan for Sunday's Ulster SFC final against All-Ireland champions Tyrone in Clones (throw-in 2pm).

Long-serving goalkeeper Sean McGreevy, who missed the semi-final due to a groin injury, has recovered but Bradley has decided to maintain the status quo and go with Creggan’s Peter Graham who deputised for McGreevy against Cavan.

Kevin O'Boyle continues at left corner-back ahead of Dermot McCann, while towering youngster Niall McKeever, who will take up two-year international rookie contract with the Brisbane Lions in November, will once again don the number 12 jersey.

McKeever's high-fielding skills are sure to be utilised once again this weekend, with an early switch to midfield to partner Aodhan Gallagher.

During the Ulster Championship so far, the Antrim management have also deployed Terry O'Neill in a holding role in defence and moved Michael McCann in at full-forward, so a number of positional switches can be expected during the opening stages of Sunday's decider.

The Saffrons are hoping they can bridge a 58-year gap and claim their first Ulster crown since 1951. They won 10 Ulster senior titles between 1900 and 1951.

ANTRIM (SFC v Tyrone) - P Graham; C Brady, A McClean, K O'Boyle; T Scullion, J Crozier, J Loughrey; M McCann, A Gallagher; T O'Neill, K Brady, N McKeever; P Cunningham (capt), S Burke, T McCann.

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